One of the most profoundly influential and deeply inspirational saints in the last five centuries of the Church, St. Francis de Sales is famous for his personality and writings, which have earned him, respectively, the appellation "The Gentleman Saint" and the designation Doctor of the Church.
De Sales’s tempered and gentle yet firm and determined approach to spiritual direction made him a true pearl of great price in the Church’s spiritual patrimony. No one ever mastered the doctoring of souls quite like this gentle Doctor of the Church—as countless saints formed by his legacy will attest. His Marian devotion and dedication to educating the laity by means of modern communication (at that time, leaflets) placed him ahead of his time, and his erudition combined with his sweetness mark him as a highly unusual man in the story of the Church, particularly during his time.
As a bishop of the Church, St. Francis was emboldened by the charism of preaching the Word of God in a truly apostolic manner. In this volume of The Sermons of St. Francis de Sales: For Advent and Christmas, discover the Doctor of Charity's totally fresh and surprising insights into the truths of our religion from Sacred Scripture, steeped as he was in it. Particular to these nine sermons for the Advent and Christmas seasons, find St. Francis's thoughts on the Holy and Sacred Name of Jesus, the wisdom of Our Lady at the Wedding Feast of Cana, the temptations of St. John the Baptist, and more! Excellent as spiritual reading for Advent, these lovely and profound sermons of St. Francis de Sales make for remarkable fruit for meditation throughout the year.
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